BRIEF-Intel Says Firmware For Exploits Issued To 90 pct Of Intel CPUs Introduced In Past 5 Years‍​

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2018-01-18 00:46:12

Jan 17 (Reuters) – Intel Corp:

* FIRMWARE UPDATES AND INITIAL PERFORMANCE DATA FOR DATA CENTER SYSTEMS‍​

* ISSUED FIRMWARE UPDATES FOR THE EXPLOITS FOR 90 PERCENT OF INTEL CPUS INTRODUCED IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

* CUSTOMERS HAVE REPORTED MORE FREQUENT REBOOTS ON FIRMWARE UPDATED SYSTEMS‍​

* REPRODUCED SYSTEM REBOOT ISSUES INTERNALLY AND IS MAKING PROGRESS TOWARD IDENTIFYING THE ROOT CAUSE

* WILL BE PROVIDING BETA MICROCODE TO VENDORS FOR VALIDATION BY NEXT WEEK

* AS EXPECTED, DATA CENTER PERFORMANCE TESTING RESULTS TO DATE SHOW PERFORMANCE IMPACT THAT RANGES DEPENDING ON SPECIFIC WORKLOADS, CONFIGURATIONS Source text : intel.ly/2mGyf0Q Further company coverage:

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